sure a lot of people watching this can connect to. >> yeah, she's, you know, she's in the position that i think no mother should have to be in in this country where she, you know, her daughter's in a failing school and she's at the end of the line. there's nobody who can help her. her daughter's dyslexic, yeah. even if she weren't, i think it's just, in this case, it's -- in the case of the movie, it's really a school that isn't working. >> a lot of mothers would feel helpless, there's not one thing i can do. what's your game plan with viola? >> it's interesting. my character in the movie, she does end up becoming an activist, but she starts out as someone who doesn't consider herself political or an intellectual or any of those things. and i think what's in her heart, her need activates her and, you know, together with viola's character, you know, they take over the school. viola's character is a teacher.